|Jane Beddall, M.A., J.D.|
After working as a mediator and attorney for a number of years, Jane Beddall founded Dovetail Resolutions, LLC in 2006 to provide mediation services to help parties in conflict reach resolutions tailored to their interests.
- B.A., Economics, Trinity College (Hartford), 1979
- M.A., Public Policy Analysis, University of Pennsylvania, 1984 (concentration in conflict resolution)
- J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1984
Over 160 hours in mediation, arbitration, and facilitation education and training, since 1987, as well as numerous continuing legal education programs.
Her mediation education and training has covered the basics, community mediation, mediation of employment disputes (through the Institute for Labor Relations Cornell University Institute for Labor Relations/Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution), transformative mediation (through the United States Postal Service REDRESS program) and elder mediation.
Panels and Rosters
- Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Panels of the Connecticut-based ADR Center
- Nationwide roster of ADR Vantage, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C.
- United States Postal Service REDRESS [Resolve Disputes Equitably Reach Equitable Solutions Swiftly] (alternative dispute resolution mediation program) roster
Cornell University Roster of Dispute Resolution Neutrals
Admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
In addition to practicing law and mediation, Ms. Beddall has worked as a law clerk to a Pennsylvania state appellate judge, for a municipality, and for a not-for-profit economic development organization focused on supporting small businesses.
In the spring term of 2011, she taught “Alternative Dispute Resolution: Models and Practice” as an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven. She has previously taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Law (Moot Court) and the University of New Haven (Evidence).
Until December, 2009, Ms. Beddall was of counsel to Delaney & Triplett, P.C., a Wallingford, CT law firm.
Pro bono and Volunteer Work
In 2007, Ms. Beddall was appointed by the Connecticut Bar Association President to the CBA’s Legal Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, where she has served as both a mediator and an arbitrator.
In April 2012, she was elected President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She was elected to the Board in 2010 and in 2011 she was elected as Secretary of the organization.
Ms. Beddall has served as a volunteer mediator for Community Mediation, Inc., a community-based mediation program serving Greater New Haven for a number of years. She served as a mediator for the non-profit Dispute Settlement Center in Fairfield County, Connecticut from 2009 until its merger in 2012.
Ms. Beddall has also served as a VISTA volunteer and as a board member of a private foundation, a social service agency, and a municipal authority.
- Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the international association of dispute resolution professionals Ms. Beddall serves on the Program Committee of the Elder Decision Making and Conflict Resolution Section of ACR
- Association for Conflict Resolution, New England Chapter (NE-ACR)
- Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Executive Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section; member of Elder Law Section and Estates and Probate Section
As part of her work on the Executive Committee, Ms. Beddall maintains a listing of informative Dispute Resolution web sites on the Section’s page on the CBA web site, accessible by the public.
- Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and participation in its Health Care Council
- New Haven County Bar Association and participation in its Trusts, Estates, and Probate Committee